RED NOSES Palestine started to work with children in rehabilitation centres

18.December 2017

During the year 2017 RED NOSES Palestine reached many of its ambitious goals! It increased its number of clowns, carried out several international workshops and training opportunities for the professional education of its clowns and developed new programmes, reaching out to target groups in need of joy and laughter. The Austrian Development Agency, the operational unit of Austrian Development Co-operation, kindly supports the programmes of RED NOSES Palestine.

A milestone was the start of visits to the Jerusalem Princess Basma Centre for children with disabilities and children under-going rehabilitation in October 2017. With this new step, RNPS is recognising the need to address the emotional needs of children with disabilities that form a valuable part of the Palestinian community. When the clowns started the new visits to Princess Basma Centre, it didn’t take long for them to notice the immense difference their interventions made. In 2017 our clowndoctors visited the Princess Basma Centre 12 times providing psychosocial support and emotional relief to children undergoing rehabilitation.